67 BB build.

Corvette

CCCUK Member
Understood Capt. You carry on your good work, my comment was meant to gee members up to work on their car same as the thread to use this site.
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
Car is now sitting on the ground but today was problematic. I pushed the outer bearing on the rear spindle only to notice I forgot the seal. Bent bearing pulling it off, luckily had a new spare, then lost the needle rollers out of a new UJ ( previously put uv!) joint so had to use another new one. Oh well. Many thanks to Nick down the M4 for overnighting the bearing shims that was holding me up.

Brightened up the garage with stripes on the decklid then came in for a Lotus biscuit.

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Oneball

CCCUK Member
Is it original paint?

I keep finding needle rollers from the UJs despite binning them 6 months ago.

Not too sure about today’s cake, I’m quite convinced they give you those Lotus biscuits so they get stuck in your throat and you order another café.
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
Started stripping the hood this morning, no drama’s just a dig and three stars to sort out.There was three empty mugs in the garage, the paint chippings that came off filled two of them. Then lunch arrived.6FE3779A-95E8-4EA6-85DC-7A3C4AC5F3CF.jpeg649257F5-5961-40C7-A362-8514A2B093E1.jpeg
 

Oneball

CCCUK Member
Nice lunch!
Is that hood specific to a certain power output or was it just on all big blocks?

PS well done with the scraping :sleep:
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
Hood is 67 BB (Stinger hood), all the same unless it’s an L-88 that had the air cleaner in the hood same as C3 L-88. Alas the underside of this hood has no air cleaner, it’s plain Jane.
 

Forrest Gump

CCCUK regional rep
What kind of blade is it that you use to scrape off the paint? Is there not a tendency to take gouges out of the body, especially on curved panels or along edges?
 

Corvette

CCCUK Member
The edges are scraped off gingererly at first until it cuts right then just keep it moving in that position which is normally the same way you would use a spokeshave. Yes you can dig into body especially when there is hidden filler. I use a snap on razor handle and the Stanley knife blade equivalent. Using a blade is quicker, cleaner,safer although when finished it gets sanded,filled,keyed as normal.
 

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Corvette

CCCUK Member
As if poor photography is not enough I now move in to moving pictures to show the blade in action.

Or not. Is there a way to show a video on here from my iPad or phone??3459CF0B-51ED-45D6-8BBE-6FBA930DDDAC.jpeg
 

Roscobbc

Moderator
Try emailing the phone video from your email address - back to the same address. Open your PC or laptop - open the email inbox - open the video - an save somewhere on the 'puter - go to 'Attach files' on bottom of new post - click - go to your saved video location - click to upload load to your post.
 
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